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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Philadelphia Pa

    Default Claret Raider 6/0

    So, i've had these big hooks for a while, and today i just had some fun with them.

    Got a nice claret dyed golden pheasant skin and head this past week (thanks GT), and wanted to give them some action.
    Tail, topping, wing and sides are all from the dyed skin.

    Materials as follows.

    Tip Med gold tinsel
    Tag Light olive floss
    Tail Claret dyed topping, veiled with yellow weaver
    Butt Black ostrich
    Rib Large Oval silver
    Hackle 2 Coq de Leon hackles
    Body Yellow, ginger, light olive and dark olive seals fur (the real stuff)
    Throat Claret dyed yellow back feather from golden pheasant skin
    Wing Claret dyed tippets, Golden pheasant, amherst pheasant and kori bustard
    Sides Claret dyed golden pheasant neck feathers
    Claret dyed topping

    Its a bit top heavy, and i'd like the wing to be a better shape

    other than that, i was lashing stuff to the hook as it came to me. The only idea in went into it with was the claret topping and tippets

    Thoughts and or comments most welcome


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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Default Re: Claret Raider 6/0

    Thoughts and or comments?I can only say that I am so sorry that we dont have salmon here and I will never be in position to use beautiful flies like this one...

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Eastern Tennessee

    Default Re: Claret Raider 6/0

    Beautiful fly for sure.

  5. #4
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    Oct 2010
    Bennington, VT

    Default Re: Claret Raider 6/0

    Yer puttin' the claret to good use, Eunan!

  6. #5
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    Aug 2012
    Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Default Re: Claret Raider 6/0

    Beautiful job there with that one. It's like magic how small you salmon fly tyers keep those fly heads. So small and neat.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Philadelphia Pa

    Default Re: Claret Raider 6/0

    thanks guys.

    Gary, have some other concoctions already in mind for that skin - you'll be sick looking at 'claret' flies the next few months!!

    Noreaster - head size i relative, it looks small on a big hook, but is actually about 5 mm diameter, on a wet fly hook it would look HUGE!

  8. #7
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    Oct 2007
    Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
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    Default Re: Claret Raider 6/0

    You are doing a great job on marrying those wing materials, very nice.


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  9. #8
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Ephesus Georgia

    Default Re: Claret Raider 6/0

    That is one beautiful tie! Thanks for sahring.

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